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  • House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

    With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term.

    July 15, 2014

  • Police: Man claims prostitute crashed his pickup truck

    Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a story they were given by a man who they found intoxicated at the scene of a one-vehicle crash.

    July 15, 2014

  • VIDEO: Texas shoppers smash window to rescue children in hot car

    Shoppers in Texas took matter into their own hands, smashing a Jeep's windows with a hammer when they say they saw two young children inside the hot car. The children's mother reportedly said she left them while she went to get a haircut.

    July 15, 2014

  • Gomery.jpg Michigan ex-prosecutor arrested in murder-for-hire plot

    A former Michigan prosecutor was charged Monday with soliciting a hitman to murder the attorney who represented a business partner in a contentious fraud and malpractice lawsuit over the ownership of a golf course.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10 things to know for today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

     

    July 15, 2014

  • family.jpeg Struck by rock thrown from overpass, mom fights for life

    DANVILLE, Pa. — A 52-year-old Uniontown, Ohio, mother of four fought for her life in a hospital Monday as a result of a rock thrown from a highway overpass that shattered the windshield of the family car during a trip to New York City.Authorities hav

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • School Lunches [Duplicate] Officials try healthier cafeteria options BOSTON — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turn

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • California man catches 482-pound halibut in Alaska SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.The Orange County Register reports Friday 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa Ana caught a 482-pound Pacific halibut.McGuire struggled for 40 minutes b

    July 15, 2014

  • Police officer killed Sidewalk memorial honors cop killer JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and messages of love from friends scrawled on T-shirts tape

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC NEW YORK (AP) — A banner aiming to change people’s minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island.Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane to

    July 15, 2014

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